Genetic Disease Diagnosis, Screening, and Treatment – The graduate demonstrates application and integration of the
relationship of genetics and genomics to health, prevention, screening, diagnostics, and selection of treatment
and analyzes personal, health, developmental, and physical histories that consider genetic, environmental, and
genomic influences and risks.

Advocacy and Decision Making in Genetics – The graduate recognizes issues that affect the rights of clients
relative to genetic and genomic related decision making; provides clients appropriate information or resources
relative to genetic- and genomic-related decision making; and recognizes his or her own attitudes and values
related to genetics and genomics.

Assess a client’s knowledge, perceptions, and responses to genetic/genomic information in a given situation.
Develop a plan of care for a given patient that incorporates genetic/genomic assessment information.
Discuss appropriate prevention strategies for a given genetic disease.
Discuss appropriate Treatment Options for a given genetic disease.
Identify issues that might influence a given client’s decision making relative to genetic care or screening.

– Determine the appropriate referrals for specialized genetic and genomic services for a given client in a given
– Provide a given client with appropriate genetic/genomic information, resources, services, and/or technologies to
facilitate decision making in a given situation.
– Identify appropriate health care providers with whom to collaborate when providing genetic/genomic healthcare
services in a given situation.
– Recognize how a nurse’s own attitudes or values relative to genetic/genomic science may affect care provided to
– Discuss the nurse’s role in advocating for client access to desired genetic/genomic services and/or resources.
-Recommend an appropriate strategy to support/enhance ethical decision-making in a given situation.
-Identify legal principles that address patient preferences and advocacy in a given situation.
– Identify ethical principles that address patient preferences and advocacy in a given situation.

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